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    Infection? with pics

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    Slime in boil and fermenter

    I have done 3 all grains but, this was the first time i saw a film like slime on top of my boil. Also i can see it sticking to the side of my carboy. Im not to worried about it but i do want to know what it could be. If it matters 6-pd 2-row .75-chocolate 1-pd cara pills .75-roasted...
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    Need help on boiling wort

    I only have a 5 gallon boil kettle and i will need about 6 gallons of wort to hit my final volume of 5 gallons after the boil. My question is since im limited by a 5 gallon boil can i just throw the extra wort in after the boil or should i throw it in after a 1 hour boil and then boil for...
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    What do you think of this stout

    OG FG IBU SRM ABV 1.044 - 1.060 1.012 - 1.024 20 - 40 30 - 40 4.00 - 6.00 1.055 1.016 16.4 45.43 5.11 Recipe Parameters Target Style Sweet Stout Volume 5 Gallons Efficiency 75% My Custom Recipe Ingredient Name Amount Briess 2-Row Brewer's Malt 8 lbs, 0 oz Briess Roasted...
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    Help with making a stout

    Can someone tell me what i need in a stout. Im doing an all grain brew i have dont them before but i havent made my own recipe yet. I would like to make a stout with alot of chocolate and coffee taste and smell to it but dont want to add and real coffee.
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    dirty bastard scotch ale

    i was wondering if anyone could tell me how they get that scotch like taste in this beer,what type of grains would give that flavorer or is it something else?
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    evolution rise up stout recipe?

    Has anyone tried to clone this?
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    Carbonation problems help

    I bottled a porter i made a week ago and just opened one but there was little to no carbonation. I used 1/2 tsp of table sugar per 12 oz bottle dose that sound right, the temp has been around 70 the whole time. Should i wait it out or add more sugar?
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    How does founders carbonate their beer?

    Im wondering if they naturally carbonate their beer or not?
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    What temp to mash at with a lot of caramel malts

    Will i need a lower tem like 150 -153
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    Can i split a batch for the boil i only have a 5 gallon pot

    Can i split the wort into two different pots to boil it? Will any problems come around like the IBU's gravity ex-cetera being off? This is a 5 gallon batch with around a 7-8 gallon boil.
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    Too much crystal 120

    Recipe Statistics OG FG IBU SRM ABV 1.048 - 1.065 1.012 - 1.016 25 - 50 22 - 35 4.80 - 6.50 1.063 1.016 27.6 27.28 6.16 Recipe Parameters Target Style Robust Porter Volume 5 Gallons Efficiency 75% My Custom Recipe Ingredient Name Amount Briess 2-Row Brewer's Malt 10 lbs, 0 oz Briess...
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    Where can i get a 10 gallon aluminum pot

    i cant seem to find one.
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    I would like to start a thread about Caramel porters

    I have read and posted a few threads about caramel porters and how to keep the caramel taste after fermentation but haven't really found a good way to do so. So im making this thread to bounce some ideas around and to see what other Home brewers would do to get a pronounced caramel flavor...
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    Fermentation temp question

    I made an IPA with Nottingham that fermented between 73-76 it tastes fine but now i want to use it for a Porter that will be at the same temp for fermentation anything i sound look out for by fermenting past Nottingham's optimum fermentation temperature range. Also i washed the yest from the...
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    Different mash temps and the affects?

    I am wondering what different temps will do to a style of beer say a porter is mashed at 152 and another porter is mashed at 156 what would be the effects on each beer when they are finished and ready to drink?
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    What do you think of my first recipe?

    Recipe Statistics OG FG IBU SRM ABV 1.048 - 1.065 1.012 - 1.016 25 - 50 22 - 35 4.80 - 6.50 1.063 1.016 31.7 22.77 6.16 Recipe Parameters Target Style Robust Porter Volume 5 Gallons Efficiency 75% My Custom Recipe Ingredient Name Amount Briess 2-Row Brewer's Malt 10 lbs, 0 oz Briess...
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    Sugar on the bottle rim affect seal?

    I bottled and caps my brew and my bottles are not very carbonated. I opened one and it was flat so i opened another and there was crushed sugar on the bottle mouth could that cause a seal problem? I used 1/2 of table sugar for a I.P.A. If the problem is a bad seal could i just open them up and...
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    Help me asap infection???

    I am getting the bottling go as we speak and i opened up my secondary after dry hopping for a week and now there is stuff all in my beer what is it??? i dont know how to put pics up but it looks like frosted flakes if you left them in the milk for to long and they get all soggy??
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    i have a few questions before i bottle

    Is there any type of priming sugar that will help head retention? Can i use a coffee filter when going to my bottling bucket to clean up the beer even more without affecting the taste or carbonation? How much is to much priming sugar? Will there be more yeast in the bottle after it has...
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